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Reptiles & Amphibians   (Herpetofauna)


In Nature Preserve

  • Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
  • Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
  • Red Eared Slider (Chrysemys scripta elegans) Non-native,

Occurs in Broome County

  • Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)
  • Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta)
  • Northern Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica)


In Nature Preserve

  • Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
  • Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon)
  • Milk Snake (Lampropeltis trangulatum)
  • Ringneck(Diadophis punctatus )(Last seen 2001)
  • Red-bellied Snake(Storeria occipitomaculata)
  • Smooth Green Snake(Opheodrys vernalis)

Possible Occurrence in Broome county

  • Eastern Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus)
  • Rat Snake(Elaphe obsoleta)(last seen on campus in 1970's)
  • Black Racer (Coluber constrictor)
  • Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi)
  • Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)

Venomous, but rare. We don't have the right habitat in the NP for Rattlers to survive

Amphibians - Salamanders and Newt:

In Nature Preserve
Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)

Eastern Red-Spotted Newt (Notopthalmus viridescens)

Two-lined (Eurycea bislineata)

Dusky Salamander Northern (Desmognathus fuscus) Keeled tail

Dusky Salamander Mountain (Desmognathus ochrophaeus) Round Tail

Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus)

Yellow Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)

Four-toed Salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum)
  (Found once by Dr. Dale Madison, unknown whether viable population exists)

Near Campus but not in Nature Preserve
Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus) (Bunn Hill Creek)

Possible Occurrence in Broome County
Long-tailed (Eurycea longicauda

Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber)      

Jefferson Salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum)

Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis)

Amphibians - Frogs and Toad:

In Nature Preserve
Green Frog (Rana clamitans)

Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)

Spring Peeper (Hyla crucifer now Pseudacris crucifer)

American Toad (Bufo americanus)

Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris) small population, but seems to be increasing based on number of individuals calling each Spring

Common Gray Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor)  (small population, last sighted 2009)

Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) First appearance summer 2007, doesn't appear to have established population


Range in Broome County

Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)

Cope's Gray Tree Frog (Hyla chrysoscelis)
Indistinguishable from Common Gray Tree Frog except faster trill in its call

Range in Northern Pennsylvania
Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata)

Last Updated: 12/6/17